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Sadayatana

John Tocher surveys the free music landscape for new and old releases encompassing the realms of avant garde, experimental, electronic, musique concréte, industrial, dada-ist music. A transplant from the Los Angeles area, he now makes his home in southeast Texas near the border with Louisiana --deep in swamp country, where the ambiance is enhanced by cicadas and the occasional hurricane.

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(i do not know what it is about you that closes and opens;only something in me understands the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses) nobody,not even the rain,has such small hands - E. E. Cummings start artist title 00:00 Joe Frawley Threshold 03:26 lost-radio summer saturdays 10:27 Wings of an Angel Solitude Spreads Within The Heart's Corridors Like Cancerous Cells 26:23 Joe Frawley The forest 31:42 Mescaline Sessions Kto Govorit 43:12 [amt_23] Walls Have Ears 45:13 [amt_23] Walls Have...
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The Edge... There is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over. The others--the living--are those who pushed their luck as far as they felt they could handle it, and then pulled back, or slowed down, or did whatever they had to when it came time to choose between Now and Later. But the edge is still Out there. Or maybe it's In. - Hunter S. Thompson start artist title 00:00 Grove of Whispers untitled 21:42 Wings Of An Angel...
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It was not until the ant and Veig had passed each other that Niall realized that he had been reading the ant's mind. It was a sensation like actually being the ant, as if he had momentarily taken possession of its body. And while he had been inside the ant's body, he had also become aware of all the other ants in the nest. It was a bewildering feeling, as if his mind had shattered into thousands of fragments, yet each fragment remained a coherent part of the whole. - Colin Wilson, Spider World:...
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We all travel the milky way together, trees and men; but it never occurred to me until this storm-day, while swinging in the wind, that trees are travelers, in the ordinary sense. They make many journeys, not very extensive ones, it is true; but our own little comes and goes are only little more than tree-wavings -- many of them not so much. - John Muir, The Mountains of California (1894) start artist title 00:00 Pollux Mist 00:14 Klopenn Panspermia 07:04 Flat Affect Silhouetted Figures 15:40...
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...Perhaps the logical question to ask at this point is: Why go? The answer is that when a man has been there and undergone the baptism of solitude he can't help himself. Once he has been under the spell of the vast luminous, silent country , no other place is quite strong enough for him, no other surroundings can provide the supremely satisfying sensation of existing in the midst of something that is absolute. He will go back, whatever the cost in time or money, for the absolute has no price....
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Everything has two aspects: the current aspect, which we see nearly always and which ordinary men see, and the ghostly and metaphysical aspect, which only rare individuals may see in moments of clairvoyance and metaphysical abstraction. - Giorgio de Chirico, On Mystery and Creation, Paris (1913) start artist title 00:00 Grove of Whispers The Coinlocker Heart 05:22 shinichiroa The last wave 21:02 Tamayurakurage and Emerge Meltdown 1 31:43 Grove of Whispers Frozen (featuring Michelle Yom) 44:30...
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I read and walked for miles at night along the beach, writing bad blank verse and searching endlessly for someone wonderful who would step out of the darkness and change my life. It never crossed my mind that that person could be me. - Anna Quindlen start artist title 00:00 Aleister Crowley The Call Of The First And Second Aethyr (Ca. 1920) 01:27 Grove of Whispers Voices From Possessed Children 31:06 Mental Escape Pod Epica 2 (X37F Secondary Sirens) 48:14 Scott Lawlor A Gradual Descent Into the...
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The important thing in this life is to link your sadness to the sadness of others . - Shūsaku Endō, The Girl I Left Behind  start artist title 00:00 Go Genre Everything Have You Seen The Moon Tonight 13:29 Wings of an Angel Ghosts Of My Past 65:35 Dream Twice Below the grass 69:46 Dream Twice Collect dew 69:51 Aairria Fading 75:04 Dream Twice Outro 81:56 Dream Twice Intro 89:05 Mystified and Daniel Barbiero Rain 119:27 Grove of Whispers The Unceasing Path
Topics: dark ambient, drone, experimental, podcast, aairria, dream twice, epsilon eridani, go genre...
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All life is fundamentally & inextricably sad, with the perpetual snatching away of all the chance combinations of image & vista & mood that we become attached to, & the perpetual encroachment of the shadow of decay upon illusions of expansion & liberation which buoyed us up & spurred us on in youth. - H. P. Lovecraft, Letter to Frank Belknap Long (27 February 1931) start artist title 00:00 Ars Sonor return of the unborn 02:15 The Implicit Order Night Wandering 09:20 Bird...
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What is man but a little soul holding up a corpse? - Malcolm Lowry, Under the Volcano (1947) start artist title 00:00 Grove of Whispers Live for 3 hours
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The original is unfaithful to the translation. - Jorge Luis Borges start artist title 00:00 Grove Of Whispers (featuring pixyblink ) Carmilla 21:49 Wings Of An Angel Your Dominatrix Had A Brain Transplant Under My Knives 94:13 Grove of Whispers Live
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All men are stuck in a kind of fog . They're surrounded by a wall of fog. They think this is perfectly normal, but it's not. It means that since they can't see much beyond their own little situation, they tend to vegetate. They need some immediate stimulus to keep them alert. - Colin Wilson, "The Black Room" (1975) start artist title 00:00 The Dark Conspiracy A' Phìob Mhòr 07:38 Sonoprint Glitch Paintings 13:25 Vladimir Hirsch Chiasmas 16:08 The Nanook Incident The Nanook Incident...
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What we see before us is just one tiny part of the world. We get in the habit of thinking, this is the world, but that's not true at all. The real world is a much darker and deeper place than this, and much of it is occupied by jellyfish and things. - Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (1997) start artist title 00:00 djbarney Frequency Wave Original Mix 00:50 Lluvia Acida Glaciar 05:42 Mary Shelley & The Implicit Order Drakpost 28:30 senselessness Àáñòèíåíòíûé...
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The Zen disciple sits for long hours silent and motionless, with his eyes closed. Presently he enters a state of impassivity, free from all ideas and all thoughts. He departs from the self and enters the realm of nothingness . This is not the nothingness or the emptiness of the West. It is rather the reverse, a universe of the spirit in which everything communicates freely with everything, transcending bounds, limitless. There are of course masters of Zen, and the disciple is brought toward...
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I woke up as the sun was reddening; and that was the one distinct time in my life, the strangest moment of all, when I didn't know who I was — I was far away from home, haunted and tired with travel, in a cheap hotel room I'd never seen, hearing the hiss of steam outside, and the creak of the old wood of the hotel, and footsteps upstairs, and all the sad sounds, and I looked at the cracked high ceiling and really didn't know who I was for about fifteen strange seconds. I wasn't scared; I was...
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This much I knew before my insistent questioning led my uncle to show me the notes which finally embarked us both on our hideous investigation. In my childhood the shunned house was vacant, with barren, gnarled and terrible old trees, long, queerly pale grass and nightmarishly misshapen weeds in the high terraced yard where birds never lingered. We boys used to overrun the place, and I can still recall my youthful terror not only at the morbid strangeness of this sinister vegetation, but at the...
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Man has no individual I. But there are, instead, hundreds and thousands of separate small "I"s, very often entirely unknown to one another, never coming into contact, or, on the contrary, hostile to each other, mutually exclusive and incompatible. Each minute, each moment, man is saying or thinking, "I". And each time his I is different. Just now it was a thought, now it is a desire, now a sensation, now another thought, and so on, endlessly. Man is a plurality. Man's name...
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Topics: dark ambient, experimental, drone, podcast, オキシコドン, adrián juárez, andrea carri, bing...
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My friend Peter Schmidt used to talk about ‘not doing the things that nobody had ever thought of not doing’, which is an inverse process – where you leave out an assumption that everybody has always made and see what happens (e.g. music has to be made of intentionally produced sounds was the assumption that Cage left out). In that version of this process, you discover a value in the absence of something ­– in fact you discover that the absence of something is the revelation of...
Topics: dark ambient, experimental, drone, podcast, addamz and abhorrent beauty, backyard ghost, bagryanii...
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Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire . - Jorge Luis Borges, Other Inquisitions (1952) For FaZe EXile 's father, who passed away recently. start artist title 00:00 Slo-Blo Mancora 00:28 Aloardi The Hague Wind Across Metal Grid 08:55 Arcane Waves The Sanitarium s Deepest Corridors 23:25 Mary Shelley & The Implicit Order Drakpost...
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In the absurd often lies what is artistically possible. - Edgar Froese A very special four hour edition of Sadayatana where Palancar plays live for the last hour. start artist title 00:00 [N.K.72] Shamanic Noise 04:17 Grove of Whispers Live 2013-04-11 07:59 Jarguna Reflex of a Reverberation 17:32 Falling You The Canoe And The Waterfall 21:11 Grove of Whispers Live 2013-04-10 23:39 Djinnestan Purr 40:48 Mystified Track Three 44:56 Joe Frawley Vanishing Point 49:12 Sina Time And Tide 51:17 Joe...
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...You were not there for The Beginning. You will not be there for The End.... Your knowledge of what is going on can only be superficial and relative .... - William S. Burroughs, Naked Lunch (1959) start artist title 00:00 Emerald Rustling Becomes A Breeding Ground 00:02 Emerald Rustling Way Into The Particles 01:37 Emerald Rustling Nails Of Water 04:02 Dream Twice Part 2 06:14 Emerald Rustling Prayer Soil 09:55 Emerald Rustling Topgallant 14:44 Dream Twice Part 1 17:14 Dream Twice Part 3...
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Because we don't know when we will die, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. Yet everything happens only a certain number of times, and a very small number really. How many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood, some afternoon that is so deeply a part of your being that you can't even conceive of your life without it? Perhaps four or five times more, perhaps not even that. How many more times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps twenty. And yet it...
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Children will always be afraid of the dark, and men with minds sensitive to hereditary impulse will always tremble at the thought of the hidden and fathomless worlds of strange life which may pulsate in the gulfs beyond the stars, or press hideously upon our own globe in unholy dimensions which only the dead and the moonstruck can glimpse. - --H. P. Lovecraft, "Supernatural Horror in Literature" (1927) start artist title 00:00 Chris Lynn Views From The Northwest 04:34 Chris Lynn Deer...
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I hoped for nothing. And yet I lived in expectation. Since she had gone, that was all that remained. I did not know what achievements, what mockery, even what tortures still awaited me. I knew nothing, and I persisted in the faith that the time of cruel miracles was not past. - Stanislaw Lem, Solaris (1961) start artist title 00:00 United Nations General Assembly Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Japanese/Read by KK 00:35 his Namelessness Is Legion Dullwich 12:57 Evilnox A Premonition...
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The electron is a theory we use; it is so useful in understanding the way nature works that we can almost call it real. - Richard Feynman, Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! (1985) start artist title 00:00 Kirill Makushin vs Grove of Whispers thursday reminded me of why I got busy 18:48 Chitin Kepler 20f Intercept 26:33 The Implicit Order Orange 40:36 Shane Morris and Scott Lawlor The Path to the Gods 42:37 The Denisovans you're further away then anyone ever, but since you're a robot, you're...
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A picnic. Picture a forest, a country road, a meadow. Cars drive off the country road into the meadow, a group of young people get out carrying bottles, baskets of food, transistor radios, and cameras. They light fires, pitch tents, turn on the music. In the morning they leave. The animals, birds, and insects that watched in horror through the long night creep out from their hiding places. And what do they see? Old spark plugs and old filters strewn around... Rags, burnt-out bulbs, and a monkey...
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Many people today believe that cynicism requires courage. Actually, cynicism is the height of cowardice. It is innocence and open-heartedness that requires the true courage -- however often we are hurt as a result of it. - Erica Jong, How to Save Your Own Life (1977) start artist title 00:03 Body 13 Carvings Will Cover Your Entire Person 06:48 Grove of Whispers Music for Air Conditioners part 1 (unreleased) 38:47 Scott Lawlor Atmospheric Radiation 59:00 Fellirium Chasing the spiral 86:00 Serge...
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Some slight haziness there may have been, as if a few dark drops had fallen into the clear pool of memory ; certain things had become a little dimmed; but that was all. - Virginia Woolf, Orlando: A Biography (1928) start artist title 00:00 Antropsy vs 1.194 trips to dissociate Your Ocean Is Mine 00:41 Mystified Frosted Tundra 04:19 Grove Of Whispers experimental (unreleased) 12:06 Malevolent Alien Being The Eye Of God 38:31 Nagual Art Adoria 44:32 Druhá Smrt Recurrent 52:28 Nagual Art Bedroom...
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We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams . - Arthur O'Shaughnessy, Ode (1874) start artist title 00:00 John Tocher Estranged, Disused And Hazardous (unreleased) 10:59 John Tocher Whisper of Latex 20:28 Travis Johnson Valsa (Remix) 37:17 Grove of Whispers Live 2013-04-18 53:06 Jack Hertz Wonderland: The Caterpillar 63:58 Gastón Arévalo Marea (live) 75:09 Jack Hertz Cheshire Girls 85:01 Graham Dunning British Steam 89:46 Graham Dunning The Bulging, Rust-Eaten Plates That Kept...
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Being with you and not being with you is the only way I have to measure time . - Jorge Luis Borges, The Book of Sand (1975) start artist title 00:00 Grove Of Whispers 2014-04-25 00:38 Altus Waiting for the Cover of White 12:08 C. Paradisi Free Floating (X10) 30:33 Ian D Hawgood This Night Has Come Too Soon 40:44 Travis Johnson Valsa (Remix) 48:56 Dan Miñoza Winter Kept Us Warm 55:10 Regosphere Black Keys 70:36 Grove Of Whispers La Isla del Sol Negro 117:43 Judith Peacock Cummings Chaidh mo...
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A long time ago, man would listen in amazement to the sound of regular beats in his chest, never suspecting what they were. He was unable to identify himself with so alien and unfamiliar an object as the body. The body was a cage, and inside that cage was something which looked, listened, feared, thought, and marveled; that something, that remainder left over after the body had been accounted for, was the soul. Today, of course, the body is no longer unfamiliar: we know that the beating in our...
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You buy furniture, you tell yourself, this is the last sofa I will ever need in my life. buy the sofa, then for a couple of years you're satisfied that no matter what goes wrong, at least you've got your sofa issue handled, then the right set of dishes, then the perfect bed. The drapes. The rug. Then you're trapped in your lovely nest, and the things that you used to own, now they own you. - Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club (1996) start artist title 00:00 Grove of Whispers 2014-03-22 March Equinox...
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A man living in normal circumstances suddenly disappeared, was not heard from, returned months or years later and didn't remember where he had been during this time. Later, however, someone who had run across him, somewhere, in a foreign country , recognized him, but the man himself remembered nothing. - Arthur Schnitzler, Dream Novel (1926) start artist title 00:00 Grove of Whispers 2014-03-14 34:52 The Chestnut Tree Mementos 39:02 Luciftias Perchance to Dream 52:16 lost-radio remember...
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By and large, horror fiction is the most difficult to domesticate because part of the point is that it's one step ahead – or behind – everybody else's taste. And I'm not really convinced I'd like it to change. There's something very healthy about horror fiction being always a little bit on the outside. It's the wild-dog genre. - Clive Barker, The Advocate (Feb. 21, 1995) start artist title 00:00 Grove Of Whispers There Are No Records 04:04 DR Polar Lights 07:36 Steam flow Gloomy Mansion...
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A carnival in daylight is an unfinished beast, anyway. Rain makes it a ghost. The wheezing music from the empty, motionless rides in a soggy, rained-out afternoon midway always hit my chest with a sweet ache . The colored dance of lights in the seeping air flashed the puddles in the sawdust with an oily glamour. - Katherine Dunn, Geek Love (1989) start artist title 00:00 Stuart Chalmers Waking / Rebirth 00:28 Eucci apt. 10:00 Willy Stamati Responsorium 18:13 DARKSTAR83 Twilight On The Still...
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There now ensued a series of incidents which transported me to the opposite extremes of ecstasy and horror ; incidents which I tremble to recall and dare not seek to interpret. - H. P. Lovecraft, The Crawling Chaos (1921) start artist title 00:00 The Implicit Order It's Hard To Tell The Singer From The Song (Reprise) 06:45 Grove Of Whispers Toon (unreleased) 20:15 Ars Sonor & Naimi you and me (a new beginning) 26:23 Cryogenic Weekend Embracing Arctic Waters 41:36 Ars Sonor & Naimi...
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We have numerous, extremely naïve assumptions built into our thinking, and our most venerable explanatory engines , such as science, happen also to be our oldest explanatory engines, and therefore they have built into them the most naïve and unexamined assumptions. - Terence McKenna, Psychedelic Society (1984) A show where I remix only my own music... It starts with a live remix of the horror film " Carnival of Souls ", but since that and " Island of Lost Souls " are a...
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Every moment in your life is a turning and every one a choosing. Somewhere you made a choice. All followed to this. The accounting is scrupulous. The shape is drawn. No line can be erased. I had no belief in your ability to move a coin to your bidding. How could you? A person's path through the world seldom changes and even more seldom will it change abruptly. And the shape of your path was visible from the beginning . - Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men (2005) start artist title 00:00...
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Writing is nothing more than a guided dream . - Jorge Luis Borges, El informe de Brodie (1970) start artist title 00:00 senselessness CuDu 02:06 Ptarkh Insulin 14:49 Moon River Moon River Singers 16:15 Wandering Wind & WMRI Requiem for the Past 19:49 EugeneKha April 2012: Rain, Thunder, Just Moscow Day 27:29 Dark Flow Redshift 33:38 Iker Ormazabal; Oier Iruretagoiena 1 36:42 Ars Sonor & Mutate Oceanic Tide (The End of a Road) 39:50 elizabeth veldon friday: the general synopsis 44:24...
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It did not seem possible that Wendy Wright had been born out of blood and internal organs like other people. In proximity to her he felt himself to be a squat, oily, sweating, uneducated nurt whose stomach rattled and whose breath wheezed. Near her he became aware of the physical mechanisms which kept him alive; within him machinery, pipes and valves and gas-compressors and fan belts had to chug away at a losing task, a labor ultimately doomed. Seeing her face, he discovered that his own...
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There are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say, we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns – the ones we don’t know we don’t know. - United States Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld (2002) start artist title 00:00 Grove of Whispers Universal (work in progress) 06:08 Harmash Der Golem_07 09:56 Steam flow βαθιά ομιχλώδη δάση 11:01 WMRI Red 22:11 Luciftias Into The...
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Nothing in the world is permanent, and we're foolish when we ask anything to last, but surely we're still more foolish not to take delight in it while we have it. If change is of the essence of existence one would have thought it only sensible to make it the premise of our philosophy. - W. Somerset Maugham, The Razor's Edge (1943) start artist title 00:00 Mary E. Byrne and Eleanor H. Hull Be Thou My Vision 01:17 Lucette Bourdin Inner Vastness 09:55 Lucette Bourdin and Darrell Burgan Sanatana...
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However Simon thought of the beast , there rose before his inward sight the picture of a human at once heroic and sick. - William Golding, Lord of the Flies (1954) start artist title 00:00 Alvaro Ortiz and FM3 Standing Like a Tree, part 1 05:09 CDRX Greerings from Heidiland 16:55 The Industrialism Thunderstorm in Magnetic Tapes 41:13 Steam flow Days of Loneliness 43:34 Zreen Toyz Grimoire Of Eternity 2 The Styx.s Meanders 47:56 Matthew Lee Knowles Determined On Yellow Light (Doyle) 50:45 iaiko...
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Sadayatana
by John Tocher
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All the men she's been with and now you, just you, and the barges going by, masts and hulls, the whole damned current of life flowing through you, through her, through all the guys behind you and after you, the flowers and the birds and the sun streaming in and the fragrance of it choking you, annihilating you. - Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer (1934) start artist title 00:00 Peer Saer Quicksand Part VII excerpt 04:07 Tree Helicopter The Numbest Station 11:30 Phil Julian photic ellipse 28:07...
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Sadayatana
by John Tocher
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I think the key image of the 20th century is the man in the motor car. It sums up everything: the elements of speed, drama, aggression, the junction of advertising and consumer goods with the technological landscape. The sense of violence and desire, power and energy; the shared experience of moving together through an elaborately signalled landscape. We spend a substantial part of our lives in the motor car, and the experience of driving condenses many of the experiences of being a human...
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Sadayatana
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Hustlers of the world, there is one Mark you cannot beat: The Mark Inside . - William S. Burroughs, Naked Lunch (1959) start artist title 00:00 Mister Vapor Constant Revisited 15:05 Sons Of Dagon The Whisperer In The Darkness 21:16 Subterrestrial Transmission 14 31:34 Dr. Else Hauf Houston 38:21 mhz_ winter potatum 41:47 TTAATTOO & Oystein Jorgensen Waterworld 49:26 Stonemaker Slow Death 61:11 Sons Of Dagon The Rats In The Walls 68:11 Stonemaker Sage Smoke 80:32 Dr. Else Hauf Lurch 87:28...
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Sadayatana
by John Tocher
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You are part of my existence, part of myself. You have been in every line I have ever read, since I first came here, the rough common boys whose poor heart you wounded even then. You have been in every prospect I have ever seen since - on the river, on the sails of the ships, on the marshes, in the clouds, in the light, in the darkness, in the wind, in the woods, in the sea, in the streets. You have been the embodiment of every graceful fancy that my mind has ever become acquainted with. The...
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Sadayatana
by John Tocher
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I seemed to float not into clearness, but into a darker obscure , and within a minute there had come to me out of my very pity the appalling alarm of his being perhaps innocent. It was for the instant confounding and bottomless, for if he were innocent, what then on earth was I? - Henry James, The Turn of the Screw (1898) start artist title 00:00 Akashic Crow's Nest Supernaculum 01:36 Grove Of Whispers 2012-11-15 21:19 Akashic Crow's Nest Tylwyth Teg 30:07 Djinnestan Rain 3 40:49 elizabeth...
Topics: dark ambient, drone, experimental, podcast, 833-45, akashic crow's nest, djinnestan, elizabeth...
Sadayatana
by John Tocher
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I wasn't too much in the mood to play other people's music tonight so I just played live as grove of whispers. For a bit there my midi controller was totally out of control. It still sounded good though. I gave it a good talking to. These people were worthy of love and admiration in their blind loyalty, in their blind strength and tenacity. With the exception of one small thing , one tiny little thing, they lacked nothing that the sage and thinker had, and that was the consciousness of the...
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Sadayatana
by John Tocher
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A man that is born falls into a dream like a man who falls into the sea. If he tries to climb out into the air as inexperienced people endeavour to do, he drowns. - Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim (1900) start artist title 00:00 Anonymous Waves And Emptywhale Coasts 05:36 Meho Tamna Trava 18:27 Jii-Music Finite 23:38 graphite412 John Chapter 14 (graphite412 ambient mix) 30:37 Origen Music Artists Kiev Chamber choir: Of Thy Mistical Supper 36:27 Christopher McFall Quivering into your blood night radio:...
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Sadayatana
by John Tocher
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That was the end of our voluntary searchings in the caverns of dream . Awed, shaken, and portentous, my friend who had been beyond the barrier warned me that we must never venture within those realms again. - H. P. Lovecraft, Hypnos (1922) start artist title 00:00 Ayankoko 12012.11.10llrec11.11.16 02:21 luis antero ocolecionadordesons20130114 05:23 Nigul Rain 1 66:46 Tribe of Astronauts Rain 1 96:28 Grove of Whispers Rain 132:09 Grove of Whispers The Dream of The Red Chamber 143:54 Kolpakopf...
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Sadayatana
by John Tocher
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In a corner of the concourse, by the main entrance, there was a small newsstand. The owner, a quiet, courteous old man with an air of breeding, had stood behind his counter for twenty years. He had owned a cigarette factory once, but it had gone bankrupt, and he had resigned himself to the lonely obscurity of his little stand in the midst of an eternal whirlpool of strangers . He had no family or friends left alive. - Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged (1957) start artist title 00:00 Ice Guild Kaiser...
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Sadayatana
by John Tocher
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I remembered a phrase, 'the ephemeral city ,' that I had come across in a book at school. Yes, ephemeral was the right word, I decided: before anyone realized it--even the people living there--the streets would have changed into something different. Today's streets were not tomorrow's, nor were tomorrow's those of the day after.... - Yukio Mishima, Cigarette (1946) start artist title 00:00 Grove Of Whispers Nixon: I am not a crook 06:14 M27 Moon 06:40 M27 The Dumbell Nebula 17:48 M27 Alberio...
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Sadayatana
by John Tocher
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This hypnagogic condition . Attention-faculty diminished so that twilight state obtains; world seen merely in symbolic, archetypal aspect, totally confused with unconscious material.. - Philip K. Dick, The Man in the High Castle (1962) start artist title 00:00 elizabeth veldon milngavie to carbeth 01:30 Thomas Besley Niche constructions 10:32 Caroline McKenzie did i really think i was safer in the dark? 21:39 Grenzregionen 436 29:21 Grove of Whispers Grove of Whispers 2013-01-25 40:56 Caroline...
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Sadayatana
by John Tocher
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A shadow may be infinitely dark, and also of infinite degrees of absence of darkness . The beginnings and ends of shadow lie between the light and darkness and may be infinitely diminished and infinitely increased. Shadow is the means by which bodies display their form. The forms of bodies could not be understood in detail but for shadow. - Leonardo da Vinci, The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci III start artist title 00:00 Grove Of Whispers Live Electro-Music.com Autumn 2012-09-22 59:33 Digital...
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Sadayatana
by John Tocher
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The only experience of time that one can have is of a subjective time that is created by one's own mental processes, but in relationship to the Newtonian universe there is no time whatsoever. One exists in eternity, one has become eternal, the universe is aging at a staggering rate all around one in this situation, but that is perceived as a fact of this universe — the way we perceive Newtonian physics as a fact of this universe. One has transited into the eternal mode. One is then apart from...
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